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​Benevolent Fund: London marathon fundraiser a huge success

Five runners ran the Virgin Money London Marathon for the BDA Benevolent Fund recently and collectively raised over £9,000, including gift aid contributions.

BDA Benevolent Fund runners complete the London Marathon

Laura Hannon, General Manager, has thanked the five runners, all of whom completed the 26 mile challenge, saying:

"A huge thank you to Ronan, Rob, Helen, Craig, and Zayd for all their hard work and a very big thank you to everyone who donated throughout the campaign.

"The marathon runners did a fantastic job, raising funds for the charity, but equally as important – raising awareness of the work the charity does to support dental students, dentists and their families."

The virtual runners were able to choose their start time and course, running all across the UK. The first to complete the challenge was Ronan Lee, who set off at his usual early morning run time of 05.30. He was done by breakfast!

The runners encouraged each other through training and shared their progress. All were relieved and delighted to complete the challenge.

Ronan commented that it was "such an honour to have run the marathon for the charity" and concluded that he "will pounce at the opportunity to run it again." Helen, took a different approach saying, "here's to next year, and watching the marathon on the telly!"

Funds raised will be used to offer essential support for living costs such as rent and bills to dental students, dentists, and their families. If you would like to know more, visit the BDA Benevolent Fund website.